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New Grant from the NIH Will Advance Education in Gender and Global Health at Johns Hopkins


Faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health received funds from the NIH to provide training and advance research and implementation skills in gender and global health. The project called Applied Curriculum in Gender and Equity Skills (ACES), will be led by Anna Kalbarczyk, DrPH ’20, MPH, assistant scientist, and Rosemary Morgan, PhD, MSc, associate scientist, in the Bloomberg School’s Department of International Health.

Gender inequity has been receiving increasing attention in the field of public and global health and demand for health professionals with expertise in gender, gender analysis, and gender integration is increasing. Despite the need for training, there are limited accessible and interactive training opportunities available. 

 The ACES project aims to support the development of new applied educational curriculum for gender analysis and integration of gender within health programs and research globally. The curriculum will be offered through the online Summer Institute in Gender and Health at the Bloomberg School and will seek to generate and sustain a community of practice of gender specialists. Courses will include topics on gender data, communicating gender-related science, gender budgeting, gender transformative programs, and gender monitoring and evaluation.

“This is an opportunity for us to respond to emerging job market demands while providing flexible and responsive courses that truly meet health professionals’ training needs,” says Kalbarczyk.

The curriculum will be grounded in real-world challenges and informed by leading-edge scholarship with a diverse faculty of specialists in the field and a student body bringing lived international experiences to the classroom. The grant will support scholarships for students globally to participate.

“We are excited to grow educational opportunities related to gender at the Bloomberg School. This grant will not only allow us to create new courses but to ensure these courses are accessible to learners globally,” says Morgan.

The grant is in the amount of $615,000 over four years from the National Library of Medicine at the NIH.  

(Award Number R25LM014338).